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Half-Truths and myths of granite countertop

At AA Marble & Granite, LLC, we hear a lot of half-truths and myths regarding granite. Here are four common granite countertop myths debunked:

You need to work hard to prevent wear and tear on your granite countertop

Granite is one of the hardest, most durable materials available for kitchen countertops. While it is not indestructible, it is definitely one of the strongest materials that you can get when it comes to kitchen use. No amount of chopping, kitchen work or heated appliances will damage your granite countertop.

You need to invest in special cleaning and maintenance

While natural stone countertops, such as granite and marble, are higher priced items, they come with this significant benefit – you do not need to invest in maintenance and special cleaning techniques. There are special cleaning agents you can purchase to clean your granite countertop, but a simple wipe down with warm water and gentle soap will do the trick.

Your kitchen countertop will look like everyone else’s

Granite comes in a wide variety of colors, from deep browns and coral to pink, grey and black. Due to the fact it is a natural stone and not manufactured in a laboratory, no two slabs are alike. Even if your neighbor buys a gray kitchen countertop slab which was extracted from a similar region, the chances of it looking exactly like your gray granite slab is virtually none.

Granite is radioactive and therefore dangerous

While it is true that granite is inherently radioactive, this component is so small that it poses no threat to you, your children or your food.

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